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We're taking a look at Hard Corps: Uprising and finding out what your favorite Tim Schafer games are! GET DOWN.
There's a new Contra out! Sort of. It's called "Hard Corps: Uprising," and we're totally not supposed to call it Contra. (Confidential: It's Contra)We've also got your picks for the best Tim Schafer games of all time! Let's get silly!
XBLA, Action Platformer, Konami/Arc System Works, $10
I've always been a sucker for the weirdest entry in a franchise. My favorite Robocop is Robocop 2, my favorite Batman is Batman Returns, and my favorite Contra game has always been Hard Corps.
Made during the time Konami was getting seriously insane on the Genesis with games like Rocket Knight, Hard Corps was all about taking Contra up about a million notches in terms of action, difficulty and most importantly silliness - for example, my favorite character was Brad Fang, a wolfman with robot arms and oakley sunglasses. Yeah, it's like that. You either love the game or you hate it. 97% of the world hated it.
That's why I was pretty surprised to find that Konami's newest Contra wasn't just a direct sequel to Hard Corps, they were leaving out the Contra name all together. Now that I've played it, it makes a lot of sense - while Uprising uses a lot of classic Contra visual cues and the standard shoot-em-up gameplay, this is definitely something different. Like some lost, Japanese Contra Fan Game from the 90s.
#3 Hot Throttle: Flash, Racing, Cactus and Doomlaser - LINK
#2 Kruunu: Windows, Platformer, Jukio Kallio, LINK
#1 Tiny Barbarian: Windows, Platformer, Michael Stearns, LINK
Tim Schafer: the man, the myth, the head of hair. He's the mastermind behind some the most enduring cult classics of the industry. We asked you to tell us your favorite. And then you did. And it was great.
Dromad - Flash, Area Shooter, Time, LINK
Hipster Kickball - Flash, Sports, PixelJam, LINK
King's Guard: A Trio of Heroes - Flash, Puzzle/Tower Defense, Irysoft, LINKVote on your favorite on bytejacker.com, then leave a video comment or a video reply on YouTube, or a voicemail on our hotline: (530) 675-GAME.
Remember to check in next week for our special episode from GDC!
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This week's music is by NESMetal off his album "Void." Grab it here for free: LINK
RT @acarboni: Yesterday @aegies stopped by to talk FEZ and @disasterpeace gave an in-studio performance! http://t.co/w53arHgq
Hey, remember Free Indie Rapid Fire? It's a part of @newchallenger now, video comments and all! Here's this week's: http://t.co/7N1xAqB0
@spirit31gaming I actually put a video up on Bytejacker and the Bytejacker YouTube/Facebook about it when we started- guess you missed it ;)
@spirit31gaming Moved FIRF and indie reviews over to the @NewChallenger youtube. http://t.co/EyCeVMPi
RT @acarboni: Hey, guys? FREE. INDIE. RAPID. FIRE. (seriously) http://t.co/uVcGzbgy
Used the terms "scaling" and "ux experience" when she asked for details. I have learned a lot here in SF.